Sunday, October 3, 2010

Peas & Carrots

After two weeks of school holidays I don't have much stitching to show so I thought I would show a lovely bundle of fabrics I bought instead. Do you remember the old range of fabric from American Jane called Peas and Carrots (see pic below)? I had never purchased any when it had been available (due to available funds at the time), and was always sad to miss out on at least some of this delightful range. Recently I stumbled across a lovely Etsy shop called Claydeal and this lovely pile of yard cuts made its way to my home.
The lovely owner of Claydeal sent me a larger than ordered amount of the stunning red pez, and even threw in some gorgeous green and blue pez scrap!
I have no plans for this fabric yet, and do hope to find a little more pez fabric in the other colours. I have always particularly adored this sweet pea in blue and orange (below) and I'm thrilled to now own some.
And for something that rhymes with peas....while out walking this afternoon, DH and I came across a small bush that had been almost completely overtaken by...bees!!
This picture isn't fabulous (we only had a phone camera with us), however you may understand why I didn't want to get too close to this volatile, buzzing, dripping, swarm. I wandered back to the park later to get a better photo and they had disappeared, I do hope they don't come visiting my house!

24 comments:

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Lovely new fabrics to stash! I too have had wonderful customer service @ claydeal.

Marit said...

Love your new stash, one of my all time favorites ; )
Thank you for sharing, had to take a look, as well.
And Cathy, please bee careful!

Stephanie said...

Peas and Carrots is such a sweet line of fabric. I know whatever you make will bee terrific. Oh my gosh...those bees are scarily amazing.

Jackie said...

Love the fabrics! I do have some of them in my stash, but they are only fat quarters. None the less, I still love them! Those bees are simply outrageous! I had to enlarge the photo to get a better look. I definitely understand why you wouldn't want to get closer.

Nedra said...

Oh my. I don't think I've ever seen a spot so overtaken with bees before. Thank heavens they didn't follow you home.

Lynne said...

I thought of you on Friday when I visited cottonpatch - a UK store with lots and lots and lots of Kaffe fabrics - I could have bought the lot although I might have had to ask you what to do with them! Those peas and carrots are jus fabulous. Why do we spend our time chasing OOP fabrics - it messes with our minds!

Mystica said...

Beautiful fabrics. Really pretty color combinations.

Crispy said...

Hey, if you can't stitch, getting fabric in the mail is the next best thing, especially when it's fabric you have longed for. Even if you don't have a plan, petting is wonderful :0)

Crispy

Monica said...

Oh my gosh...those bees look HUGE! I had a friend who's home was overtaken by bees outside like that and the beekeeper that removed them estimated there must have been over 50,000 bees. Makes me shudder just thinking about it.

Marcy said...

What in the world is on that tree? I looks like mice to me

Barb said...

Oh....I just love the fabric....so goregous.

My husband's father used to tend bees and he would actually go and cultivate them.

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous fabrics! looking forward to seeing them grow into something stunning! it is warming up here too & I have seen a few swarms of bugs...bees...scary!

Kim D. said...

What a find and such lovely fabrics. We've had bees like that on the backside of our apartment rental building and had to call the bee keeper. When he arrived, they had moved on to greener pastures thankfully.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

EEK! What is up with those BEES! weird!

Lovely stash! I haven't seen those fabrics.. Love that orange!

Miriam said...

I love the sweet pea fabric!!! :)

I hope those bees don't come back!

Janet said...

Isn't it a shame we can't have all the fabrics we want. That line is delicious, I think I only ever got a fat quarter or two. Bees do that when they swarm to look for a new home, I think I saw it on one of those nature programmes. It'll all be to do with the queen.

alobsiger said...

Always loved Carrots & Peas! Loved the colors, love the PEZ print. Very fun! Those bees made quite a scary show there....eeek! :-)

Theresa said...

Snap! I bought some peas and carrots from Claydeal too! Seeing yours I wish I'd bought more of the range! Have fun. I'm glad your bees moved on!

imquilternity said...

Eeks...those bees are really kinda creepy when you see them like that! We hardly ever even see bees anymore and I find that kind of sad.

Mary said...

Whoa! Those bees!

Jean said...

Cute fabrics! I wonder if someone else saw the bees and called someone who takes care of bees! If they can they get the queen and the rest will follow her anywhere! We had a swarm enter our cul-de-sac when our kids and all the neighbor kids were outside playing.... I yelled for all of them to come run into the house b/4 they got stung! Then a friend I knew that had bees came over and found the swarm and took them home!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous fabric, what a great find!!
We once had a swarm try to take up residence in one of our walls, the noise was deafening!

Tiffany said...

Ya gotta love that pez fabric, I'm crazy for it. Wish I had a bit more to.

That swarm is quite the sight - kind of eerie!

Teresa said...

Great picture of the bees...wowy, zowy! I'm glad they weren't angry about having their picture taken!

I love your new fabric...the "pez" fabric is especially nice.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)